Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Ventura 13.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Ventura 13.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta launching two weeks after Apple seeded the first macOS Ventura 13.1 beta.

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Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, the beta will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Settings.

With ‌macOS Ventura‌ 13.1, Apple has debuted the Freeform app, which is aimed at creative collaboration. It can be used for brainstorming, planning out ideas, jotting down thoughts, sketching, and other creative purposes.

Users can insert drawings, sticky notes, shapes, text boxes, photos, videos, PDFs, links, and other documents, with Freeform serving as a blank canvas. Freeform "boards" can be shared with other people and discussed over FaceTime, with updates from all participants synced to everyone in real-time.

‌macOS Ventura‌ 13.1 also introduces support for an updated Home app architecture that improves performance for smart home devices, with these features also available in iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2.

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Top Rated Comments

Realityck Avatar
12 weeks ago

Is System Settings still a steaming pile of dumpster fire?
from a earlier post. Try the View Menu.
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One of the more obvious things about Ventura system settings is forgetting that you can use the pull down menu under view to see a alphabetical list view in Mac System Settings rather then look for things nestled in the groupings of the system settings window. Image courtesy 9to5 Mac. So Apple did make it easier to go to specific settings if you're aware of this.

Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rpmurray Avatar
12 weeks ago
Is System Settings still a steaming pile of dumpster fire?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
12 weeks ago

They did everything they can to slow down navigation
Spotlight is very fast and does more. There is nothing about this beta that is slow.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
12 weeks ago
Also, the new build number for 13.1 beta 2 is 20C5044e
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
elptdbi3lYI Avatar
12 weeks ago

Am I the only one who thinks that hiding some more setting behind a small button with an „i“ in it is a horrible idea? From such a button I would expect some sort of help text but not any further settings.

The new printing dialog is the same mess, settings behind these buttons and now I have to scroll in the printing dialog.

This is the sort of UI I create for a „quick & dirty“ application I create to be used only by myself, but the UI a company that claims to value design should release.
They did everything they can to slow down navigation
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sorgo Avatar
12 weeks ago
Just appeared OTA for me.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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